Gov't: Vietnam will not host Miss World 2010

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan April 2 approved a proposal from the central province of Khanh Hoa not to host the Miss World 2010 pageant there as originally planned.

RASS Group Chairman, Mr. Hoang Kieu, poses with Miss World contestants in Vietnam last year (Photo: Vnexpress)

Khanh Hoa Province had earlier sent a dispatch to the Government saying it no longer wanted to host the event because the province was having difficulty finding new sponsors after the RASS Group announced it was withdrawing as a financial backer of the event.

This year’s Miss World pageant has encountered a string of problems related to the event’s sponsorship and location. The Department of Performing Arts under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism also sent a proposal to the ministry stating that Vietnam should opt out of hosting the competition.

By V. Xuan - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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